Record: 49 – 33 (4th in the East)
Season Ended: Lost to the Celtics in the 2nd Round (7 games)
Tim Frazier (PG), Jodie Meeks (SG), Mike Scott (PF), Donald Sloan (PG)
Bojan Bogdanovic and Brandon Jennings
PG: John Wall (23 pts, 4 reb, 11 ast)
SG: Bradley Beal (23 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast)
SF: Otto Porter (13 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast)
PF: Markieff Morris (14 pts, 7 reb, 2 ast) *Out for 4-6 weeks
C: Marcin Gortat (11 pts, 10 reb, 2 ast)
Kelly Oubre, Jr, (SF), Jason Smith (PF/C), Ian Mahinmi (C), Donald Sloan (PG)
Otto Porter Deal – The Wizards always said they were going to keep Otto Porter no matter what and they followed through on that promise. The Nets offered him a max deal with all kinds of unappealing clauses (trade kicker, player option, etc.) but the Wizards still matched it. The goal was always to keep their blossoming 3 together and basically wait for other teams (The Cavs and Raptors) to age out ahead of them. Porter will need to increase his production to earn the money he’s going to be getting and there’s reason to believe he will do so.
John Wall Extension – Though Wall said he was not concerned with signing an extension at this time he ended up doing so. He signed a “Super Max” contract this year and now the Wizards can keep Wall, Beal, and Porter together for the next 3 seasons. Again, they are going to try to wait out the teams ahead of them while also trying to get better every year. They are in a great position with this move and are likely a REAL scoring big man away from competing. Could they get in the mix somehow to reunite Wall with Cousins?
Mike Predictions (55 – 27) (3rd in the East)
Josh Predictions (48-34) (4th in the East)